Category: CBR Musings

Webcast: Evolving issues for participants in HIV research

The sixth workshop in the 2013-2014 series of free open discussion forums for people living with HIV hosted by the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) is on evolving issues for participants in HIV research. It will focus on The changing scope of biomedical research issues Questions to consider as a researcher and as a participant… Read more »

Reminder: Building Intergenerational Gay and Bi Communities With only one week left to go, please don’t forget to RSVP and let your friends and colleagues know about Building Intergenerational Gay and Bi Communities. This event will bring together generations of gay and bi men for an all ages discussion on the topics of life course,… Read more »

Canadian AIDS Society survey on rural and remote HIV services

The Canadian  AIDS Society has launched a survey to gather information about rural and remote HIV services. The purpose of this survey is to learn more about the needs of agencies, organizations and programs that deliver HIV/AIDS services to people living in rural and remote regions of Canada. They hope that the insights gleaned from… Read more »

From CATIE: Top 10 HIV and Hep C Research News from 2013

Original posted on CATIE. Top 10 HIV and Hep C Research News from 2013 What were the most notable HIV and hepatitis C research stories from 2013? We’ve listed the top 10 stories from CATIE News below.   1. New evidence-based approaches to HIV and hepatitis C From national guidelines for HIV testing to best… Read more »

CIHR Funding Opportunities for Research – Winter/Spring 2014

The Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) funds much of the HIV/AIDS related research in Canada, including community based research. Below is a list of upcoming opportunities related to HIV/AIDS. Please visit the CIHR website for a full list of opportunities as some projects may also be able to apply for different funds. Operating Grant:… Read more »

5 Questions with Researcher Catherine Worthington

Catherine Worthington, Ph.D., is a faculty member in the School of Public Health and Social Policy at the University of Victoria Faculty of Human and Social Development. She has expertise in program evaluation, survey methods, and qualitative methods. Cathy has a long history of collaboration with HIV communities in conducting community-based and participatory research. As… Read more »

CHIWOS study hiring peer research associates

        JOB DESCRIPTION JOB TITLE: Peer Research Associate (PRA) (*Up to 2 Positions Available*) JOB DEFINITION: PRAs are women living with HIV who are hired and trained as researchers on our core study team, and who have experiences and identities in common with the study participants that they will recruit and interview…. Read more »

The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) was created in 1992 to provide formal community input to the CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network (CTN) regarding clinical research. Members review clinical trial proposals and informed consents and make recommendations to CTN’s Steering Committee. The CAC meets at least once yearly in person and up to four times yearly… Read more »

New CIHR Team Grant: Boy’s and Men’s Health

CIHR has announced an exciting new initiative aimed at improving the health outcomes of boys and men. The grant is entitled Advancing Research to Improve Boys’ and Men’s Health. Within the call, there is a targeted pool for HIV/AIDS related research. The CIHR Institute for Gender and Health has launched this initiative with its partners… Read more »

CBR Musings: What do peer researchers need to excel?

Guest Blog Post by Janet Madsen, Positive Women’s Network I recently went to a café scientifique (a panel of speakers and discussion) called “Employing Peer-Based Research Associates: Are We Providing Enough Support?” Five speakers presented their experiences on peer-based research projects. Three self-disclosed peer research associates – Chuck, Jonathan, and Shelly – and two lead… Read more »